Currently, I teach Pre-AP English 2, AP English 3, and English 3. In the past, I have taught English 2 in an urban-suburban setting, English 1-4 in an alternative high school campus, and AP English 3 in a parochial high school.
My style of teaching relies heavily on encouraging students to make text-to-world, text-to-text, and text-to-music connections. I like to encourage the last one because I have found students make stronger connections when they link it to material in which they have an emotional investment.
A+ Federal Credit Union Grant Recipient (June 2013)
Rockhurst University (August 2008-May 2010) M. Ed. in Secondary English Education Kansas City, MO University of Missouri-Columbia (August 2003-May 2008) Bachelor of Arts-English (Creative Writing) Bachelor of Journalism-Photojournalism
I am in my sixth year of teaching. I enjoy being in the classroom and helping students (particularly petulant readers) discover the value and virtue of effective word use.